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Old 09-06-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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What are the equivalent of these US cities here in Canada?

Note: you can choose the same Canadian city for different US cities...


Equivalency is not just based on what the city looks like but also on culture, vibe, people, demographics, etc. For example, Boston is known for its medical universities and hospitals. Which Canadian city would be similar in that regard? (I have no idea?)




-San Francisco
-Chicago
-Los Angeles
-Miami
-New York
-Boston
-Seattle
-San Diego
-Dallas
-Orlando
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Halifax NS is much smaller than Boston, but they have their similarities. Seattle and Vancouver have some similarities but all other cities really have no equivalent here, specially the cities in warmer climates. Forget about it.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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This has been beaten about previously, but Toronto roughly = Chicago in reality, NY in importance to Canada.


Vancouver and Seattle are close geographically, but Seattle is far more developed industry wise, and Vancouver has substantial dose of LA movie magic.


There are no equivalents for the rest.


Although San Diego and Edmonton would be close except for the opposites in geography/climate. Both are smaller cities filled with a larger military presence and douchebro attitude with the exception of some significant cultural events a la ComicCon and Fringe.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This is why Canadian cities are unique. Other than the Toronto to Chicago (and to a lesser extent New York) comparison, there are no other true comparisons. True there are parts of Boston and Philadelphia that can resemble parts of Toronto and Montreal in terms of architecture and planning, Hamilton can be as gritty looking as Buffalo, Vancouver is Pacific Northwest like Seattle, but all of those cities have enough differences to distinguish themselves from each other.

Let's compare shopping malls (centres), department stores, or supermarkets the next time .
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Boston
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This is why Canadian cities are unique. Other than the Toronto to Chicago (and to a lesser extent New York) comparison, there are no other true comparisons. True there are parts of Boston and Philadelphia that can resemble parts of Toronto and Montreal in terms of architecture and planning, Hamilton can be as gritty looking as Buffalo, Vancouver is Pacific Northwest like Seattle, but all of those cities have enough differences to distinguish themselves from each other.

Let's compare shopping malls (centres), department stores, or supermarkets the next time .
Vancouver and Seattle have more in common than Toronto and Chicago.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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What are the equivalent of these US cities here in Canada?

Note: you can choose the same Canadian city for different US cities...


Equivalency is not just based on what the city looks like but also on culture, vibe, people, demographics, etc. For example, Boston is known for its medical universities and hospitals. Which Canadian city would be similar in that regard? (I have no idea?)




-San Francisco
-Chicago
-Los Angeles
-Miami
-New York
-Boston
-Seattle
-San Diego
-Dallas
-Orlando

San Francisco = Montreal?
Chicago = Toronto
Los Angeles = Vancouver?
Miami = None.
New York = None.
Boston = Halifax, Kingston
Seattle = Vancouver
San Diego = Victoria
Dallas = Calgary
Orlando = Niagara Falls

Of course, almost all of these are stretches. The U.S. has 9x more people which means it's able to have ~9x more urban options, each with their own identities.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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San Francisco = Montreal?
Chicago = Toronto
Los Angeles = Vancouver?
Miami = None.
New York = None.
Boston = Halifax, Kingston
Seattle = Vancouver
San Diego = Victoria
Dallas = Calgary
Orlando = Niagara Falls

Of course, almost all of these are stretches. The U.S. has 9x more people which means it's able to have ~9x more urban options, each with their own identities.


Good reply!

And I agree with Miami having no equivalence in Canada. Maybe Wassaga by a long stretch?
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Calgary is nothing like Dallas. Houston/Denver is a far more apt comparison.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:43 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Dallas seems more like a subtropical Winnipeg to me... at least geographically.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:57 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Dallas seems more like a subtropical Winnipeg to me... at least geographically.
Dallas is way too big, The Peg is more like Omaha North
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